|United States Patent||4,660,101|
|Martin||April 21, 1987|
In editing a collection of video still pictures prerecorded on a video disk, a composite picture is displayed showing a cropped part of each still picture and a message pertaining to the picture. The message suggests alternative decisions that may be made in relation to editing the picture. By temporarily substituting the missing part of the picture for the message, the user can obtain a better indication of image content before making a decision. The substitution is made by a two-state video switch having a first state in which it ordinarily passes a video picture signal obtained from the video disk and a video text signal corresponding to the message. The switch has a temporary second state in which it passes only the video picture signal. By pressing a button on a user-operated controller, the video switch is placed in its second state and only the video picture is displayed. Releasing the button redisplays the composite picture.
|Inventors:||Martin; William A. (Fairport, NY)|
Eastman Kodak Company
|Filed:||August 24, 1984|
|Current U.S. Class:||386/278 ; 369/34.01; G9B/27.001; G9B/27.021|
|Current International Class:||G11B 27/11 (20060101); G11B 27/00 (20060101); H04N 1/32 (20060101); H04N 1/21 (20060101); H04N 005/781 ()|
|Field of Search:||358/335,342,102,906,909,93,322 360/35.1 369/34 365/234|
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